Sunday, December 6, 2009

Success Not By Our Own Efforts

"We have been preserved, these many years, in peace and prosperity. We have grown in numbers, wealth and power, as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace, and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us; and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us!"

--Abraham Lincoln, March 30, 1863, in Proclamation Appointing a National Fast Day

1 comment:

Tony said...

The founding and freedom of this nation is a real testament to me of the reality of the Lord. It was a true miracle that we were able to win the freedoms we now possess, and will hopefully continue to have in this wonderful country.